[CR]Re: Latin 101

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From: "Bob Reid" <robertrreid@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 23:48:08 +0000
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Subject: [CR]Re: Latin 101

On 12 Sep 2005, at 19:27, kim klakow wrote:
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> Why would Hetchins call their models latin names, anyway?

Pretentiousness ? perhaps, but more likely just the "fashion" and it goes along with the reason why they were amongst the relative few building "odd" frames... from a time when everyone and his neighbour, the neighbours brother, his aunt and her pet dog were building frames with 531 and Nervex lugs (as an example but not exclusively), it was a clever piece of marketing buying into the Hetchins brand, over brand 'X' (add a suitable Italian or French sounding model name here). Mix this with a lot of pseudo cycle-engineers speak about response and ride comfort, the odd article in the cycling press and you get Hetchins D'arth Vader...(a Rare model yet to be outed by "flash").

Now ask Mick about Hetchins and we'll have a right set to.

Apologies for the lack of latin...

Bob Reid